Sapphire Program

Virtual World Tour Sapphire Program, From the film Piano to Zanskar

2020/21 Virtual World Tour  Sapphire Program

Use the film listings below to explore information on all the films within the program. 

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Film Program Length: Approximately 2 hours. 

  • The program costs $18.50 CAD / $15 USD, and has a 3-day rental period.

  • The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play). 

  • You will need to have an internet or wifi connection to view the films, as they are available only through online streaming (not download). Note: The only way to view the programs offline is via the Festival app, after the initial online purchase.

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Sapphire Film Program

Image from the film ATTLA

Attla

60 Mins

Spanning his fifty-year dogsled racing career, ATTLA explores the life and persona of George Attla, from his childhood as a tuberculosis survivor in the Alaskan interior, to his rise as ten-time world champion and mythical state hero, to a village elder resolutely training his grandnephew to race his team one last time.

Year: 
2019
Country: 
United States
Producer: 
Catharine Axley
Has subtitles: 
No

My Last Day of Summer

8 Mins

It is the last day of summer and Julia is at the local bike shop hoping that her bike can be fixed. While checking out the flashy displays of new bikes and shiny components, a comic book catches her eye and she soon finds herself on a ride like no other.

Year: 
2019
Country: 
United States
Producer: 
Kristina Wayte
Has subtitles: 
No
Image from the film Piano to Zanskar © Jarek Kotomski

Piano to Zanskar (Tour Edit)

53 Mins

Facing his future in retirement, “sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake”, 65-year-old piano tuner, Desmond O'Keeffe, decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four decade career: transporting a 100-year-old, 80-kilogram, upright piano, from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Michal Sulima
Producer: 
Jarek Kotomski
Production Company: 
Between Friends
Has subtitles: 
Yes
Advisory: 
PG